Hazare exhausted, but no need to worry: Doctor
Anna Hazare was hospitalised after after he ended his 12-day fast on the Lokpal issue and doctors said he is "very dehydrated and exhausted" but there is no cause for worry.
Gurgaon: Anna Hazare was hospitalised after
after he ended his 12-day fast on the Lokpal issue today and
doctors said he is "very dehydrated and exhausted" but there
is no cause for worry.
The 74-year-old Gandhian was taken straight to Medanta
Medicity hospital in Gurgaon from the fast venue at Ramlila
maidan and admitted for a check-up and he will be under strict
"He has been admitted. He is resting. His blood pressure
is 120/70 and heart rate is 94. We are closely monitoring his
condition because he has lost 7.5 kgs in a very short interval
of time and keeping his age," Dr Naresh Trehan, chairperson
and managing director of the hospital who headed a team of 36
doctors attending on Hazare, told reporters.
"The heart rate is high, normally it should be 80," he
However, Trehan said, "There is no need to worry as all
vital organs are settled. We have put him on liquid diet for
at least 48 hours that includes coconut water and honey.
"We will also conduct tests of his kidneys, liver and
other vital organs to check for any damage," Trehan said,
adding the Gandhian will be discharged only after his
condition is declared fit.
"We have started his liquid diet. After this, we will
slowly move towards semi-liquid diet and solid diet
thereafter," Trehan said.
Police had a tough time controlling the crowds to make
way for the vehicle that brought Hazare to the hospital from
Ramlila Maidan as the Gandhian`s supporters carrying bouquets
thronged the road to catch his glimpse.
It took about 30 minutes for the police to clear the way
for Hazare, who was accompanied by his close aides Arvind
Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia among others.
Some of the supporters even demanded that the Gandhian
come out of the vehicle for a few minutes so that they can
touch his feet to seek his blessings, eyewitnesses said.
Throughout his fast at Ramlila Maidan, a team of doctors
had been monitoring Hazare`s health. "He may stay in the
hospital for a couple of days," one of the team doctors said.